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REMOV
01-22-2004, 12:14 PM
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/polsoldiers.jpg
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/8324Polish18thAir1.JPG

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/patrol1.jpg
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/patrol2.jpg
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/patrol3.jpg
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/patrol4.jpg
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/patrol5.jpg
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/patrol6.jpg
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/PICT0047.JPG
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/PICT0049.JPG
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/PICT0061.JPG
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/PICT0082.JPG
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/PICT0093.JPG
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/PICT0075.JPG
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/PICT0067.JPG
Mission pictures

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/independence/PIC00018.jpg
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/independence/PIC00019.jpg
Polish Independence Day in Kosovo

Javehn
01-22-2004, 12:19 PM
Can you explain please, REMOV , how is that Polish Ukrainian battalion works exactly ?? Nice pictures , by the way . Kick ass .

Also question about that picture : What is that ? Perhaps it is rifle unloading spot , can that be correct ?

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/PICT0047.JPG

Frens
01-22-2004, 12:32 PM
Also question about that picture : What is that ? Perhaps it is rifle unloading spot , can that be correct ?
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/mission/PICT0047.JPG

yes it is

REMOV
01-22-2004, 12:37 PM
Can you explain (...)how is that Polish Ukrainian battalion works exactly ??
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/10sep03.jpg
Well, they mission is to provide border security, mobile checkpoints, patrols and cordon searches to eliminate the threats to peace in Kosovo. Polish-Ukrainian Battalion is comsisted of the Polish, Ukrainian and Lithuanian soldiers.


A decision to form Polish – Ukrainian battalion /POLUKRBAT/ was taken on the 5th of October 1995 during the meeting of Polish and Ukrainian Ministers of the National Defence in Jawor /the Ukraine/. In accordance with Polish – Ukrainian agreement POLUKRBAT can be used in international missions organised under auspices of the UN or other organisations according to 8th Chapter of United Nations Charter.

According to bilateral agreement as a headquarters base was chosen Polish city Przemysl. POLUKRBAT was formed by units of the Polish 4th mechanised battalion from 14th Ziemia Przemyska Armoured Brigade and units of the Ukrainian 208th mechanised battalion from 24th Iron Mechanised Division based in Jawor. Battalion includes headquarters, staff, four mechanised companies (two Polish and two Ukrainian) headquarters company and logistic company. Servicemen from both nationalities staff these last two companies.

In principle formation of battalion was financed by Republic of Poland and the Ukraine but other countries also gave help in this field (mainly the United of States, Canada and Great Britain).

On the 4th of April 1998 Polish side of battalion finished formation phase. On the 18th of September 1998 Ukrainian part of battalion got a banner in the day of opening “Peace Shield” exercise in the Ukraine. Polish side of battalion got a banner on the 7th of November 1998 in Przemysl. The banners were made in similar - identical copies. At the same time POLUKRBAT accepted Jan Karol Chodkiewicz and Piotr Konaszewicz, two great commanders from both nationalities, as patrons of battalion.

In accordance with Polish and Ukrainian Presidents decision taken on the 6th of July 2000 POLUKRBAT was for the first time redeployed to Kosovo. Polish – Ukrainian battalion forms a part of the MNB(E).

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/map.gif

Mission

POLUKRBAT CONDUCTS PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS IN ITS AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY IN ORDER TO ENSURE A SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENT ACCORDING TO UN RESOLUTION No. 1244 AND MTA.

* MAINTAIN A SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENT,

* ENSURE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT THROUGHOUT THE SECTOR.

* MAINTAIN A PRESENCE ALONG THE KOSOVO / FYROM BORDER IN ORDER TO * INTERDICT ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS, SMUGGLING AND CRIME ACTIVITIES.

* DESIGNATE A PLATOON AS THE QUICK REACTION FORCE WITHIN ONE HOUR OF NOTIFICATION TO A MISSION.

* ENGAGE REGIONAL-LEVEL POLITICAL LEADERS IN ORDER TO GAIN SUPPORT TO STOP INTER - AND INTRA-ETHNIC VIOLENCE.

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/commander.jpg
Commander of PolUkrBat

Lt. Col. Piotr SADOWSKI was born on 26 November 1965.

In 1984 he joined the Polish Army as a cadet of Officer School of Infantry.
Piotr SADOWSKI completed his officers training in 1988 and then served as a Platoon Leader with the 5th Podhale’s Rifleman Regiment, Cracov.

His career path includes a variety of command and staff positions.
He served as Company Commander and COS with the 5th Podhale’s Rifleman. In January 1993 Piotr SADOWSKI was assigned to the 5th Podhale’s Rifleman Battalion in Rzeszów (south-east part of Poland) where he was Company Commander and served as the Operational Officer.
In October 1993 he finished Mountain Infantry Traing Course in Italy. In 1997 Capt. Piotr SADOWSKI graduated from National Defence Academy in Warsaw.

From 1997 to 2003 he was appointed as the Commander of 1st Podhale’s Rifleman Battalion. In May 2001 Maj. Piotr SADOWSKI took part in NATO’s field exercise in Norway “Joint Winter” and in the same year he participated in multinational exercise “ Cossack Steppe” in Great Britain. In March 2002 Maj. Sadowski took part in exercise “Strong Resolve” in Norway and “Cannon Cloud” in Germany.

In August 2003 he was appointed as the Commander of IX th shift of the Polish & Ukrainian Peacekeeping Battalion in Kosovo.

Lt Col Piotr SADOWSKI is married and he has two sons. His hobbies are history, mountaineering, skiing.

REMOV
01-22-2004, 12:44 PM
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/news/concert%201.JPG
POLUKRBAT Chief of Staff and Maj. Palokow greet guests to the New Years Eve concert.

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/news/GEN.BECK%20074.jpg
Brig. Gen. Beck visits with POLUKRBAT Commander and staff on Boxing Day.

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/news/WIGILIA%20115.jpg
http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/news/WIGILIA%20087.jpg
Christmas Eve dinner with Col. Carlin, POLUKRBAT Commander, and Greek Commander.

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/news/pic1.jpg
Deputy Chief of Staff, Maj. Kovaliov, reports to the Ukrainian Contingent Commander, Lt. Col. Suprigan, during Ukrainian Armed Forces Day, Dec. 6.

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/news/pic2.jpg
PTE Pawliszyn (UKR), a gunner with 1st Company is awarded the NATO Medal by MNB(E) Commander, Brig. Gen. Jerry G. Beck Jr., Dec. 6.

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/news/wizyta%20ambasador%20005.jpg
Polish Ambassador in Belgrad, Mr. Tadeusz Biem visits Camp White Eagle Dec. 3.

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/news/LITWA%20TOA.jpg
POLUKRBAT Commander, Lt. Col. Piotr Sadowski (PL) awards Capt. Savickas (Lithuania) the NATO Medal during Lithuanian Armed Forces day.

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/Stachowiak1.jpg
Gen. Stachowiak met with POLUKRBAT Commander Lt. Col. Sadoliski during his visit to Camp "White Eagle" 2nd Oct. 2003.

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/Stachowiak2.jpg
Group Picture - Polish soldiers with Gen. Stachowiak Oct 2

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/Clinton.jpg
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton met with POLUKRBAT Representative Maj. Slota, S-3 Chief, Sept. 19.

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/Beck&Sadoliski.jpg
Brig. Gen. Jerry G. Beck, MNB(E) commander, during his visit in Kacanik with POLUKRBAT Commander Lt. Col. Sadoliski and Deputy 1st Company Commander Lt. Kania.

http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/polukbat/img/03may03.jpg
3rd MAY- MNB-E CDR BG KEEFE making a speech during Polish Constitution Holiday in Camp “White Eagle.”

[AFSOC]
01-22-2004, 03:54 PM
How many troops do the Polish have in Kosovo?

Groove
01-22-2004, 04:39 PM
Poles and Ukrainian are not the best friends...

REMOV
01-22-2004, 04:47 PM
Poles and Ukrainian are not the best friends......and that's why both nations created common military unit? To intently watch enemies at hand? ;)

Javehn
01-22-2004, 04:57 PM
Well , they have common "enemy" , no ? ;)

UkrainianSpetsnaz
01-22-2004, 04:59 PM
REMOV. Pictures #11 from the top and down. Which pics have the Ukrainians?

REMOV
01-22-2004, 05:02 PM
Well , they have common "enemy" , no ?Sure, the bureaucrats from European Union ;)

Javehn
01-22-2004, 05:06 PM
Well , they have common "enemy" , no ?Sure, the bureaucrats from European Union ;)

I was more reffering to the big bad country from the east .. ;)
The one you are bashing almost every thread .

REMOV
01-22-2004, 05:19 PM
Pictures #11 from the top and down. Which pics have the Ukrainians?Ekhm... sorry, but I don't understand your question... :|

http://www.nato.int/kfor/chronicle/images/2001/nr_011224b.jpg
http://www.nato.int/kfor/chronicle/images/2001/nr_011224a.jpg
Polish and Ukrainian soldiers at the common Drajkovce CP. Both nationalities make use of various kind Kalasnikov's rifles. All the soldiers are equipped with bullet-proof vests and Kevlar helmets. The Ukrainians make use of AKS 74 5.45 mm version, Poles have their own produced version 5.56mm "Beryl" and Lithuanian 7.62 mm AK 47. Jeeps are different. The Polish make use of their own produced Honker, while the Ukrainians use UAZ 469B and American Hummer jeeps.

http://www.nato.int/kfor/multimedia/photos/2003/big/b030519h.jpg
http://www.nato.int/kfor/chronicle/images/2003/chronicle_200311/21a.jpg
http://www.nato.int/kfor/chronicle/images/2003/chronicle_200311/21b.jpg
http://www.nato.int/kfor/chronicle/images/2003/chronicle_200311/21c.jpg
http://www.nato.int/kfor/chronicle/images/2003/chronicle_200311/21d.jpg
http://www.nato.int/kfor/chronicle/images/2003/chronicle_200311/21e.jpg
http://www.nato.int/kfor/chronicle/images/2003/chronicle_200311/21f.jpg
http://www.nato.int/kfor/multimedia/photos/2003/big/b030519f.jpg
Only Ukrainian soldiers form PolUkrBat ;)

http://www.nato.int/kfor/multimedia/photos/2003/small/s030519g.jpgHIRES (http://www.nato.int/kfor/multimedia/photos/2003/big/b030519g.jpg)

kinghk
01-22-2004, 05:30 PM
From 1997 to 2003 he was appointed as the Commander of 1st Podhale’s Rifleman Battalion. In May 2001 Maj. Piotr SADOWSKI took part in NATO’s field exercise in Norway “Joint Winter”

I participated in this exercise myself, and it did not happend in may, but in march.

UkrainianSpetsnaz
01-22-2004, 05:35 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Remov, what I was asking was from the pictures in the original post, which of those pics have the Ukrainian soldiers

RealUltimatePower
01-22-2004, 05:46 PM
That AK is 5.56 isn't it?

REMOV
01-22-2004, 05:46 PM
I was more reffering to the big bad country from the east .. The one you are bashing almost every thread .Pardon? In my personal opinion Russia it isn't Polish or Ukrainian enemy, but huge country with also huge interests (and leftovers of annoying imperial ambitions). My country was dependanced long years on Soviet Union (something like colony with the rule imposed by force - and not only Poles were in such situation but also Czechs, Slovaks, Ukrainians, Hungarians etc.) and we have bad memories of those times. This isn't a question of cold logic but emotions. And a irrational feeling of safety. We just don't trust Russia really and got a little fear of this country.

But we also neighbours and must shape up well. After 10 years of, well, not really good attitude the situation slowly change for the better. Russia slowly understand that Poland it isn't a vassal or no-man's-land between them and Germany, and Poland slowly understand that the only goal of Russia it isn't invade the Warsaw ;)

REMOV
01-22-2004, 05:50 PM
That AK is 5.56 isn't it?Which one? Poles uses 5,56mm kbs wz.96 Beryl and Ukrainians 5,45mm AK-74.